Trump bulldozes across the presidency’s red lines

the watchman

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Oh no, not confused at all. I just know how politics work. Democrats told us the Mueller report would nail Trump with collusion. Didn't happen, so now Democrats are creating another imaginary scenario. The hoax goes on.
So you admit that you have no fucking idea what's actually in the Mueller report. And by telling other people what they know, as if you get to decide, while admitting that you don't actually have any idea?
That's quite a lot of confusion.
 
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What she is failing to understand Nielsen actually had a letter for her resignation and frustration was a big part of it.
Nielsen's official resignation letter blamed Congress for no longer listening to her advocate for Trump's agenda. Below is her direct quote

“I hope the next secretary will have the support of Congress and the courts in fixing the laws which have impeded our ability to fully secure Americans borders and which have contributed to discord in our nation’s discourse,” she wrote.

Securing border is not an objective of democrats. Erasing borders is. It may still be a line on a map but to make a distinction between the USA and mexico is not their desire.
 

HayJenn

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Securing border is not an objective of democrats. Erasing borders is. It may still be a line on a map but to make a distinction between the USA and mexico is not their desire.
Why you keep saying that over and over I have no idea.

Have never seen anyone here support "open borders"

And in fact, after the stupid govt. shutdown, the D's gave him more money for border SECURITY
 

the watchman

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The president called Ms. Nielsen at home early in the mornings to demand that she take action to stop migrants from entering the country, including doing things that were clearly illegal, such as blocking all migrants from seeking asylum. She repeatedly noted the limitations imposed on her department by federal laws, court settlements and international obligations.

Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns from Trump Administration - Will Likely Face No Consequences for Family Separation
Trump is generally restructuring the federal government in a way that eliminates any checks and balances. It's unlike anything any other president has ever done. Any of them. He doesn't like being told that he can't do something. Imagine what it must be like for anyone that works for him. They aren't protected by DOJ guidelines against indicting a sitting president. Every time Trump tells them to do something illegal that in of itself puts them in legal jeopardy. Yet, they also have to worry about whether he'll use the office of the presidency to come after them or their families if the say anything. Every president has been given the prerogative of being the most powerful individual in the world - as it were. But, Trump is the first president to openly abuse that power in plain view of the entire world.